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White Chocolate Torte

Looking for a change from heavy, chocolate desserts? Try this white chocolate cake! It's wonderfully moist and slices well.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    14-16 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 11 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces white baking chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons clear vanilla extract
  • 6-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Chocolate curls


  • Line three greased 9-in. round baking pans with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in chocolate. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk and water, beating well after each addition. Fold in pecans. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 23-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks; discard waxed paper.
  • For frosting, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Beat in chocolate and vanilla. Gradually add confectioners' sugar until smooth. Spread frosting between layers and over top and sides of cake. Garnish with chocolate curls. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 885 calories, 49g fat (29g saturated fat), 176mg cholesterol, 491mg sodium, 103g carbohydrate (80g sugars, 1g fiber), 11g protein.

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  • Mrs.C340
    Feb 1, 2011

    I am going to make this again because quite a few people loved it and want me to make it again.

  • Bertaball
    Apr 29, 2010

    No comment left

  • momsistee
    Apr 10, 2010

    terrific moist cake. used whole buttermilk to add to moisture. you can use what ever icing you like and make it your own. great basic cake batter recipe!!

  • momsistee
    Apr 10, 2010

    this is a terrific moist basic recipe. I use whole buttermilk to add to the moisture of the cake. Ice it with your choice of icing and make it your own.